Laganja Estranja Net Worth

March 7, 2023
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Jay Jackson was born on the 28th December 1988 in Dallas, Texas, USA, and is a drag queen, better known by his stage name Laganja Estranja, who is probably best recognized for competing in the reality TV competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. He is also known as a dancer and choreographer, and is also a singer. His career has been active since 2011.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Laganja Estranja is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of his net worth is over $500,000, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a drag queen and dancer, and as a singer. He has also launched a puppy cannabis clothing line named “Puffin’ Pups”, and the jewelry line “Laganja Estranja Is My Enemy”, which have also contributed to his net worth.


Laganja Estranja Net Worth $500,000


Laganja Estranja was raised in his hometown by his parents David and Nancy Jackson. He started performing as a child in The Will Rogers Follies at the Dallas Summer Musicals, and in many other local events. He went to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, then during 2007 he attended YoungArts, where he was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts by the Presidential Scholars Program. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at California Institute of the Arts, from which he graduated with a BFA degree in Dance and Choreography in 2010.

Thus his professional career began in 2011, when he made his debut drag appearance under his stage name Laganja Estranja at Micky’s West Hollywood, where he won the Amateur Competition and became an official “Showgirl”, which really marked the beginning of net worth. Afterwards, he also won “Queen of Queens” at the 340 nightclub in Pomona, California.

His popularity grew enormously in 2013, when he competed in the sixth season of RuPaul’s reality competition series on LogoTV channel, entitled “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, in which he finished in eighth place, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

His next major venture was working as the co-choreographer of the VMA performance “Dooo It” alongside Miley Cyrus, with whom he collaborated on her tour. In the following year, he collaborated with Alyssa Edwards and Brooke Candy, after which he worked with Christina Aguilera for the American Music Awards, considerably increasing his net worth.

To speak further about his career, Laganja Estranja is also known as a part of the drag family “the House of Edwards”; the daughter of Alyssa Edwards and the drag sister of Gia Gunn and Shangela Laquifa Wadley. All of them competed in “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, after which they decided to go on an international tour, which would increase their popularity as well as their net worth.

Most recently, he started working as a choreographer at Beyond Belief Dance Studio in Mesquite, Texas. Moreover, he has also established his own dance studio called Laganja’s Dance School, which is located in North Hollywood, California. His net worth is certainly rising.

Additionally, Laganja Estranja has also tried himself as a singer, an has released three singles. His debut single “Legs” was released in 2015, which was followed by the single “Hotbox”. In the following year, he released his next single entitled “Tease 4u”, all of which have contributed to his wealth.

Speaking about his personal life, Laganja Estranja is an openly LGBTQA person. He is also a cannabis activist. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California. In spare time, he is very active on social media platforms, including his official Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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